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15-passenger van accident raises safety concerns

May 8, 2015

15-passenger van accident raises safety concerns After a fatal car accident involving a 15-passenger van, safety advocates are voicing concerns on whether these vehicles should be on the road. Eighteen church members were piled into a 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 15-passenger van on their way home from a retreat in Florida. The driver of the…

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Cooper Tire gets hit with a $328 million verdict in Iowa court

June 6, 2013

The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a $32.8 million award against Cooper Tire Rubber Co. confirming that the verdict lined up with the evidence. The case started in 2007 with a rollover crash that killed Assata Karlar, 27, and paralyzed Ivan Toe, 42. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 65 and involved a van with 7 people inside. The…

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